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Lockheed Martin F-35A Performs First Night Flight

The first night flight in the history of the Lockheed Martin F-35 program was completed Jan. 18, 2012, at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. Piloted by Lockheed Martin Test Pilot Mark Ward, AF-6, an F-35A conventional takeoff and landing (CTOL) variant, launched at 5:05 p.m. PST and landed after sunset at 6:22 p.m.

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Taken on January 18, 2012